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Restored my AMG E63 alcantara steering wheel

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Psilonaught, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Psilonaught

    Psilonaught New Member

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    The car has done 29k so relatively low miles, but the car had horrible alcantara on the wheel.

    I used elbow grease and car shampoo foam, and I think the results speak for themselves! Very happy and the wheel feels amazing now. :bannana:

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  2. i-CONICA

    i-CONICA Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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  3. Neiltodd

    Neiltodd Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    would help mine, how did you do to it?
     
  4. ShaunB

    ShaunB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A baby wipe works a treat
     
  5. Petrol Pete

    Petrol Pete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just the right hand side of the wheel sticky and minging. previous owner either an amputee or his (her!) left hand busy doing something else :eek:

    Nice job though :thumb:
     
  6. Neiltodd

    Neiltodd Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    will give that a try thanks
     
  7. brucemillar

    brucemillar Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Baby Wipes are good. Be careful with some cleaners. They can show an immediate return only to cause a bad reaction later on as any chemicals start to dry out/react.
     
  8. daveenty

    daveenty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    All I ever used on mine was luke warm water and a microfibre towel.
     
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    C240Sport97 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    warm water with some lemon juice
     
  10. lmgauci

    lmgauci New Member

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    Looked at a car this week in similar condition, very nice improvement :thumb:
     
  11. MOR8A

    MOR8A Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Did mine with baby wipes, came up beautifully. Didn't realise how minging it was, nice and ''fluffy'' again now.
     
  12. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'd di read that it's best to avoid the leather when using baby wipes, stick to the alcantara only. Once or twice will be fine, but not good for the leather if done regularly.
     
  13. jon.english68

    jon.english68 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    WOW, that looks like a new wheel,

    I wonder if the same results could be had on my Sport Plus seats :crazy:
     
  14. b1g1an

    b1g1an Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Check what the wipes have on them, most baby wipes have moisturisers and the like that leave a residue that you don't want, bum wipes on the other had tend to mostly just have whatever the miracle cleaning fluid is. If you clean a keyboard or the like with the former it leaves a slightly slimey fell, the latter feels just like it did from the factory.

    These are amazing with wet silicon sealant too, just wipes away leaving nothing, slightly concerned what that means they do to your skin!
     
  15. mark44

    mark44 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I use this with a tiny drop of fairy liquid to break down the 'greases'. You don't really realize how bad it is until you've done one side!

    Nice work
     
  16. rlowy

    rlowy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wow! That's a job for this weekend I hate the Alacantra but will start to love it if I can achieve the same results
     

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